In this biography, the first in English for young readers ages 10 and up, explore the life of Hildegard of Bingen, 12th-century woman writer, composer, healer, naturalist, diplomat and philosopher. Read her words and those of the people who wrote to her and about her. Perform one of her songs. Make one of her recipes. See the places she lived, the alphabet she invented, and experience life from a medieval perspective. 70 pages, softcover 6"x9." Includes b & w illustrations, map, recipe, printed music to a song, index, and bibliography.